NRHP: First National Bank Building

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First National Bank Building

First National Bank Building

NRHP Reference #: 82003187

NRHP Listing Date: 19820625


300-312 S 16th & 1601-1605 Farnam, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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One of the most distinguished skyscrapers in Omaha, the bank building, erected in 1916-17, is a U-shaped, fourteen-story, steel-frame office building. It was designed by the Chicago firm of Graham, Burnham, and Company. Its sophisticated composition and height make the building a visual and architectural landmark in downtown Omaha. The bank traces its origin to the Kountze Brothers, early Omaha financiers.

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